Single hooks are best if you’re a beginner. They range in sizes from number 32 to 19/0.
Bait is used to attract fish, live bait may be most beneficial. However, different fish will be attracted to different bait. Common bait includes;
These help to keep the bait nearer the surface and makes you aware when a fish takes an interest. When a fish bites, the bobber will sink and then you can real in the catch, this is the exciting part. There are several options of bobbers including ones made of cork or plastic or slip bobbers. Ensure your bobbers are not too large, they also should be nice and responsive.
These are artificial baits, used to imitate real fish and lure in predators. Lighter coloured lures are great for clear water and dark ones for murky waters. Plastic worms are ideal if you have no real ones left or are bass fishing.
Most fishing lines are super sturdy, so you will need a cutter to make a new line. Any type will do, however fishers usually choose the smallest ones available, so they easily fit in a tackle box. Or, if you choose not to get one you could instead get a small, sharp knife.
Sinkers help to stabilise your line as your bait and hook sink deeper. It’s important to have a lot of these incase any get misplaced on a long fishing trip. They come in different weights and sizes and are usually made out of bismuth, steel, tungsten or brass.
From time to time your line may become twisted, a spinner can prevent your line from doing so. It connects your bait and line allowing it to move more freely.
Needle nose pliers
When you catch a fish, you will need to unhook them and these are useful for that. This way you wont risk injuring yourself with the hook or sharp teeth.
Wearing an spf is so important, especially if you plan to spend a long period of time outside, like you do in fishing. The last thing you want after a long day fishing is to then get home, look in a mirror and realise you’re burnt. So pack your sunscreen and avoid the discomfort.
It can be a challenge when the sun is shining in your eyes or making a glare on the water and you can’t see the fish. Having a handy pair of sunglasses allows you to see below the surface easier. Polarised lenses are equally beneficial as they also allow for extra protection for your eyes against the sun’s UV rays.
Accidents can happen and it’s best to be prepared if they do. The minimum you should have in your first aid kit should include;
- Antibacterial solution
- Medical tape
Finally, a tackle box is where you will be storing most of the above equipment, it will keep everything organised and will make it much easier to carry everything around.
And that’s basically everything you will need as a beginners list. Good luck!